Jorge Ramos is a personality with a mixed fortune. In terms of career, the Mexican-American journalist is the most influential Spanish-speaking anchor in America. He has received several awards and is known for his compelling interviews. However, when it comes to Ramos’ personal life, it’s a different game, as he has endured two divorces and other failed relationships. All this raises the inevitable question of what happened and whether the renowned journalist is somehow to blame for his failed marriages.
Early Life and Subsequent Move to America
Jorge Gilberto Ramos Avalos was born on 16 March 1958. He was born into a Roman Catholic nuclear family consisting of his architect father, his mother, Julia Maria Calderon, and some siblings. Ramos grew up in Mexico City and completed his high school education at a Roman Catholic institution. According to his own statements, he was abused by the priest in charge but did not let this suffering derail his life. He completed his high school education and earned a degree in Communications from the Ibero-American University in Mexico in 1981.
He then earned a master’s degree in International Studies at the University of Miami and a postgraduate certificate in broadcast journalism at UCLA. Jorge Ramos began his career in his early 20s with a news station in his native Mexico. However, he became increasingly disillusioned after it became apparent that the station was giving in to the whims and whims of the Mexican government. The young man wanted to practice in an area that guaranteed him freedom of speech and opinion, so he moved to America on a student visa in 1983.
Journalism Career Exploits So Far
After landing in America, Ramos found work at a subsidiary of SIN (now Univision) in Los Angeles. He spent four successful years on the station and was promoted to the national network in 1987. Since then, Ramos has hosted several programs, including Notice (a nightly news show) and Al Punto (a Sunday news analysis show). He has also covered several global events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In addition, Ramos has moderated several presidential debates and interviewed high-ranking personalities such as Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, etc.
Honors and Accolades
Jorge Ramos has established himself as one of the most influential newsreaders in America. Because he is Latino, he has apologized for issues that affect his people. This has earned him several notations, including the voice of Latino voters (through the New York Times) and that of the correspondent of Hispanic Television No. 1 (through the Wall Street Journal). Ramos has also received several recognitions for his work. His awards include several Emmy Awards, an honorary doctorate from the University of Richmond in 2007, and the prestigious Mario Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding journalistic achievement. The prize is awarded annually to a person who has made a special contribution to the preservation of press freedom. This special award would undoubtedly occupy a special place in the heart of Ramos, as this was the reason why he left his mother country in the first place.
Controversies – The Real Reason He Was Deported From Venezuela
It is often said that there is no honor without sacrifice, and this is true in the case of Ramos. The famous newsreader has seen his fair share of occupational hazards. In 2015, for example, he challenged the then-Republican candidate Donald J. Trump on his controversial proposals on immigration. Trump resented his way of questioning and had Ramos removed from the interview location by his security forces. In February 2019, Ramos and his team traveled to Venezuela to interview the embattled president Nicolas Maduro. Maduro insisted that his people thrive, but Ramos handed him a video showing Venezuelans being fed from garbage cans. This enraged the president and he had Ramos and his team arrested. Their equipment and the damning footage was also confiscated. They were released after two hours and immediately taken out of the country. The whole event was condemned by several parties, including Human Rights Watch.
A Look At His Unsuccessful Marriages
Jorge Ramos has married twice. His first marriage was to Gina Montaner, daughter of Cuban exiled author Carlos Alberto Montaner. The union produced his first child, a daughter named Paola, but they divorced in 1990. After his divorce, Ramos married Puerto Rican Lisa Bolivar in 1992. This union lasted 13 years and produced his second child, a son named Nicolas.
Ramos never talked about the exact details of his divorces and his former wives never came forward with their stories. Most of what we know is that these marriages simply did not work. Meanwhile, Ramos has a relationship with the former beauty queen and TV presenter Chiquinquirá Delgado. The two have been together since 2011 and enjoy a wonderful and loving relationship. However, the couple has no plans to formalize their relationship as they have both gone through the process of divorce and do not want to relive it.